Change of Yakima’s transit route to reach the service center
Yakima Transit riders will soon be able to reach a new housing development and service center for local veterans thanks to a route change from Yakima Transit. The change comes on Monday, June 14 when the city revises Route 4 to serve Chuck Austin Place at 1703 Tahoma Avenue, a new housing development and veterans service center. A city press release says “instead of turning onto Mead Avenue from 16th Avenue, Route 4 will continue on 16th Avenue and turn onto Washington Avenue. Route 4 will then switch to 12th Avenue before continuing on Mead Avenue. “
The change will add one minute to Yakima Transit stop 9 on Route 4 at Mead Avenue and 3rd Avenue. All other stops on Route 4 will remain the same. Route 3 is not affected by this change.
Chuck Austin Place is a Yakima Housing Authority project that will provide apartments, as well as medical, dental, behavioral and health services to local veterans in need of assistance. Austin was a local retired sailor who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was a member of Yakima VFW Post 379. He passed away in January of that year.
Work is currently underway to transform the old armory into 41 supportive housing units for homeless veterans and their families. The money for the nearly $ 18 million project comes from local, federal and state resources.
Work to transform the arsenal into Chuck Austin Place is expected to be completed in July.
The planned change of Yakima Transit’s route to reach the center will take place on Monday, June 14. For more information, see yakimatransit.org.